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Ithaca man arrested after narcotics investigation

On February 2nd Ithaca Police arrested Tyrell Simms, following a narcotics trafficking investigation. Police observed Simms at around the 100 block of West Buffalo Street in the city and attempted to serve a search warrant — which they had obtained during the investigation. Simms fled the area on foot and was brought into custody around the 300 block of North Geneva Street. A small portion of heroin and $4,020 in cash was found on him during the search. While speaking to arresting officers he continuously provided what was later to be determined a false name and date of birth.Simms continued providing the false name and date of birth after he was in police custody and being processed at police headquarters. Simms true identity was ascertained via the New York State Integrated Justice Portal.Simms was booked on one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree, one count of forgery in the 2nd degree, and being a fugitive from justice stemming from two separate State of Connecticut Superior Court Warrants. Simms was arraigned in Ithaca City Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail without bail. Officers with the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State CNET assisted with the investigation and arrest.

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